Top 10 Insurance Companies in the World 2017

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1. Berkshire Hathaway

Berkshire Hathaway was founded in 1839 under the name Valley Falls Company which was later changed to Berkshire Hathaway in 1955.

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It is headquartered in Nebraska, United States and is the largest insurance company not only in US but globally. Berkshire Hathaway is headed by Warren Buffet with a work force more than 300,000 employees.


Berkshire Hathaway provides diverse products in various verticals such as restaurants, aerospace, media, automotive, consumer products.

To improve the insurance and reinsurance business activities Berkshire operates it’s business activities through 70 domestic and foreign-based insurance companies. Some of the prominent companies acquired by Berkshire to handle its operations are GEICO, Gen Re, Nedelandse Reassuranite Group (NRG), Berkshire Hathaway Assurance.

The insurance operations of Berkshire Hathaway’s has kept its profit streak alive continuously for over 15 years. Insurance group’s 2016 revenues, however, were down 0.5% year over year to $55.7 billion. The net earnings of Berkshire Hathaway plunged 2% YOY to $5 billion in 2016.

Berkshire has recently teamed up with Chinese property website juwai to improve the marketing wing of Warren’s real estate brokerage.

Revenue: 223.6 $Bn

Net Earnings: 55.7 $Bn

Rank Methodology:

1.The leading insurance companies in the world are considered

2.For all these companies the latest revenues and net earnings are selected as parameters

3.Weights are given to these parameters and the total scores are calculated to derive the final rankings.

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